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In memoriam: Sister Josine Mondloch, OSF
October 20, 2019 10:26 AM

Sister Josine Mondloch, O.S.F. died on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:21 a m at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL.

Sister Josine, the former Dolores Mary Ann Mondloch, was born in Sheboygan, WI, on August 12, 1932, the daughter of Joseph and Magdalen (Schirmeister) Mondloch. She entered the Congregation on February 2, 1949 and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1951.

Sister Josine was a 1954 graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing and she completed post graduate studies in Surgery at St. John’s Hospital in 1957. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Marillac College in St. Louis, MO in 1971. Sister Josine served as a surgical nurse at HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. Her career highlights included serving as Surgery Supervisor at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL from 1957-69, Director of Surgery at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL from 1971-82, Health Office Coordinator for St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL, from 1992-95, Assistant to the Vice President for Wisconsin Hospitals at Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, IL, from 1995-01, and as Assistant to the Motherhouse Coordinator at St. Francis Convent from 2002-06. In 2006, Sister Josine began serving as a volunteer at Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, Springfield, IL, and continued this ministry until her health no longer permitted her to do so.

She is survived by three sisters: Loyola (Bryce) Huebner and Anna Mae Cinealis of Sheboygan, WI, and Mary Jo (Charles) Freites of Chelsea, MI, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 70 years. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent from 4-7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father André Schludecker, OFM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Please click here to read her feature story from 2008.

Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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